What Is The Catch With Hourly CDL Driving Job?

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David G.'s Comment
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From time to time I see advertisements about driving for a company at an hourly wage. You would think that is not a bad gig, but what's the catch, drawbacks, landmines when it comes to these hourly type positions?

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Rolling Thunder's Comment
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From time to time I see advertisements about driving for a company at an hourly wage. You would think that is not a bad gig, but what's the catch, drawbacks, landmines when it comes to these hourly type positions?

Usually means you will be a local (city) driver and have to do the unloading at the stops. There wouldn`t be many miles on such a route so being paid by the mile wouldn`t work. Basically will be more actual labor I guess.

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Heavy C's Comment
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Rolling thunder that isn't always entirely true. I get paid hourly and i average between 400 and 600 miles a trip. And travel pretty much all of the northeast. I understands though my job is hard to come by.

But to answer your question, i agree with what rolling said. The biggest draw back i can think of would be that your more than likely going to be handling freight a lot. Hourly positions i think tend to be more focused on delivery because companies can keep the routes consistent to make sure the hours stay regular. Although other than that I can't think of any real drawbacks to getting paid like this. Hope that helps.

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